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and abate pollution from existing installations; (c) provide broad technical assistance, including a review of Federal agency loan, grant, contract practices to determine the extent to which pollution control should be practiced by horrowers, grantees, and contractors; and a comprehensive study of water pollution caused by vessels operated by Federal installations and recommendation for its control. Bureau of Research and Development
(1) Under the direction of the Commissioner, plans, approves, directs, and coordinates the research and development programs, budgets, and activities of the Divisions of Research, Engineering Development, and Research and Training Grants; (2) develops and recommends policies and procedures; (3) provides staff services to the Commissioner and represents him on interagency and intradepartmental committees as assigned.
Division of Research.-(1) Conducts within the Administration a broad program of research relating to the causes, control, and prevention of water pollution which includes direct research, investigations, experiments, and studies ; (2) contracts for the conduct of such research with public or private agencies and institutions and with individuals ; (3) provides technical assistance where the special qualifications of research personnel are required.
Division of Engineering Development.—(1) Conducts within the Administration a program of full-scale demonstrations and field evaluations of new or improved waste treatment or control processes and measures which have resulted from new knowledge developed through research or from new applications of existing research information; (2) contracts for such demonstrations and field evaluations with public or private agencies and institutions, industry, and individuals; (3) develops and conducts special field research projects on specific pollution problems where engineering development and construction are special requirements for their solution.
Division of Research and Training Grants.-(1) Administers the program of grants to encourage and support research and training activities by public and private agencies and institutions and to individuals; (2) administers the program of research felowship; (3) administers the program of grants for demonstrating the results of research findings by others.
PROPOSED ASSIGNMENT OF MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUNCTIONS
1. Headquarters, Federal Water Pollution Control Administration
A. OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER 1. Commissioner
The Commissioner is the principal advisor to the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary on water pollution control. He directs and controls the programs and operations of the Administration, and makes all major decisions on the establishment or change of policies, plans, and programs of the Administration. 2. Deputy Commissioner
The Deputy Commissioner serves as alter ego to the Commissioner in the direction and control of Administration programs and activities and acts for him in his absence. He has primary responsibility for supervising the day-to-day activities of the headquarters staff and for coordinating the interlocking water quality standards activities of the Associate Commissioners. 3. Assistant Deputy Commissioner
The Assistant Deputy Commissioner assists the Commissioner in the direction and coordination of field activities and acts for the Commissioner when both the Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner are absent, and for the Deputy Commissioner when that official is absent. He is responsible for the development of coordinated staff solutions to regional field problems, particularly those requiring reallocation of field resources to meet changing requirements. 4. Office of the Assistant Commissioner for Programs
The Assistant Commissioner for Programs serves as principal adviser and assistant to the Commissioner, and to the Assistant Secretary in his long-range planning role, on all matters related to program plan g, devel ent, and evaluation. He is responsible for assisting the Assistant Secretary and the Commissoner in the development of long-range objectives and plans; developing and recommending to the Commissioner policies and guidelines for annual program development; coordinating the development of input to an annual pro gram by all elements of the Administration; coordinating program aspects of annual budget development; supporting the defense of annual programs and budgets before the Secretary, the Bureau of the Budget, and congressional committees; coordinating the evaluation of program execution; and providing staff assistance for the Deputy Commissioner in the coordination of water quality standards activities of the Associate Commissioners. The Divisions under his direction and their major functions are described below.
(a) Division of Plans.—This Division assists in the development of longrange objectives and plans for the Federal water pollution control program by provision of staff support to the Commissioner, and to the Assistant Secretary in his long-range planning role; prepares special staff studies and reports on problems of the future related to water pollution and recommends solutions to these problems; and provides staff support to the Commissioner and other senior officials of the Department in major Federal and interagency planning groups concerned with water resources.
(6) Division of Program Development and Evaluation. This Division de. velops and recommends policies and guidelines for annual program development within the framework of the long-range objectives and plans of the Administration; assists all elements of the Administration in the development of their input to annual programs; coordinates the evolvement of an integrated and balanced annual program for approval by the Commissioner; assists in the conversion of annual programs to annual budgets; supports the defense of annual programs and budgets before the Secretary, the Bureau of the Budget, and congressional committees ; reviews and evaluates the effectiveness of program execution; prepares reports on program accomplishments and problems; develops and recommends guidance concerning, and exercises staff support over, State program grants activities of regional staffs; and provides staff assistance in the planning and programing of water quality standards. 5. Office of the Assistant Commissioner for Administration
The Assistant Commissioner for Administration serves as principal adviser and assistant to the Commissioner on all matters relating to the pesronnel management, financial management, organization and systems, and general services needs of the Administration. He provides, or arranges for the provision of, administrative and logistics support and services for headquarters and field organizations. The Divisions under his direction and their major functions are as follows:
(a) Division of Financial Management. This Division has staff responsibility for all financial management affairs of the Administration, including financial management planning. It prepares and assists in the defense of budget estimates; allocates funds to elements of the Administration ; establishes fiscal policies and procedures, and issues related instructions; supervises operation of the accounting system; and prepares necessary financial reports.
(6) Division of Personnel Management. This Division has staff responsibility for personnel management within the Administration. This responsi. bility extends to recruitment, position classification, placement, promotion, performance standards, training, executive development, employee counseling, grievances, performance rating, and reduction in force. The Division maintains and processes appropriate personnel records.
(c) Division of Organization and Management Systems.—This Division has staff responsibility for all matters relating to the improvement of the Administration's organization and management system. This responsibility extends to such matters as the Administration's organizational structure; delegations of program and administrative authorities, directives systems, paperwork management systems, manpower utilization controls, automatic data processing systems requirements, and requirements for organization, manpower, and management studies and surveys.
(d) Division of General Services. This Division has both staff and direct responsibilitiy for contract administration; personal and real property managment; records administration; mail and messenger service; utilities and telecommunications management; transportation and travel management: printing and reproduction; publications distribution; safety activities; and all other general services of the Administration,
6. Office of the Chief of Public Information
The Chief of Public Information serves as principal staff adviser to the Commissioner on public relations matters and directs the activities of his Office. These activities include informing the public of the importance and need for water pollution control and of the role of the Department and the Administration in the overall program; maintaining effective press relations; and reviewing and clearing information and reports for public use. 7. Office of the Special Assistant for Legislative Affairs
The Special Assistant for Legislative Affairs advises and assists the Commissioner and other principal Administration officials on all legislative affairs and congressional relations, except appropriation matters; coordinates the development of the Administration's legislative program and the preparation of special legislative reports, testimony on proposed legislation, and replies to congressional inquiries; and provides liaison with the Office of the General Counsel on legal matters. 8. Special Assistant for Health Affairs
The Special Assistant for Health Affairs advises and assists the Commissioner and other principal Administration officials on the human health relationships of the Administration's water quality standards, research, technical services, and related responsibilities; assists in the development of means for obtaining and disseminating information on the human health significance of contaminants of water; and on health-related matters affecting more than one headquarters bureau, serves as the focal point for liaison with the Public Health Service and other public and private health organizations.
B. STAFF BUREAUS
1. Bureau of Technical Programs
(a) Office of the Associate Commissioner for Technical Programs.—The Assosociate Commissioner for Technical Programs is responsible for developing and recommending to the Commissioner policies, plans, and programs pertaining to the technical activities under his purview. These activities include comprehensive programs, enforcement studies, and other field projects; technical assistance to States and municipalities; technical training; and basic data. He coordinates the provision of advice and assistance to field elements and the review and evaluation of technical programs; keeps the Commissioner informed on program status and pending problems of major significance; as appropriate, represents his area of concern in relations with individuals and organizations outside the Department; and provides technical guidance to the technical assistance, training, and water quality surveillance staffs located at Cincinnati, Ohio. (The functions of these staffs are described under "Field organization” of this section.) The Divisions under his direction and their major functions are described below.
(b) Division of Comprehensive Programs.—This Division develops policies, plans, and programs for comprehensive basinwide water pollution control projects; establishes costs and schedules for these projects; develops plans and furnishes advice to other Federal agencies on storage requirements in reservoirs for regulation of streamflow for water quality control; participates in the development of, maintains, and disseminates information on water quality criteria, standards, and water treatment practices for use in comprehensive program development; reviews and evaluates progress on comprehensive projects against established budgets and schedules ; provides staff support and technical advice to the Commissioner, Associate Commissioner for Technical Programs, and other senior officials of the Administration pertaining to the Department's functions in relation to the Water Resources Council established, and the Regional Basin Commissions authorized, by the Water Resources Planning Act of 1965, (Public Law 89-80).
(C) Division of Enforcement Services.—This Division, in close coordination with the Bureau of Cooperation and Enforcement, develops plans, programs, and schedules for the provision of technical advice, investigations, and studies in support of enforcement proceedings and to determine the extent of pollution caused by Federal installations; furnishes technical advice and assistance to enforcement and Federal installations support activities in the field; and reviews and evaluates the effectiveness of these field activities.
(d) Division of Technical Services.—This Division develops plans and programs for the provision of technical, scientific, and engineering assistance on specific problems relating to water pollution control to organizations and individuals in Federal, State, and local governments and in private concerns; provides guidance to technical assistance activities in the field (initially to the elements in Cincinnati and later to the technical assistance components of the respective regional water pollution control centers); reviews and evaluates activities in the field training programs; provides technical training advice and guidance to field elements at Cincinnati and in the regional water pollution control centers; reviews and evaluates the overall effectiveness of field training programs; furnishes advice and assistance to the Office of Administration, FWPCA, on training plans for employees of the Administration ; develops plans and programs for new and improved data storage and retrieval systems for rivers, streams, and other bodies of water to permit the provision of re quired data to comprehensive enforcement, and technical assistance activities of the Administration (to include collection, measurement, and evaluation of the kinds and levels of contaminants in water and the determination of the extent of quality maintenance in affected waters) ; provides technical advice and assistance to water quality surveillance activities; collects and publishes national inventories concerning the physical components and operating characteristics of existing water supply, sewage, and industrial waste facilities; and collects and publishes data on municipal financing and construction contracts awarded for water and waste treatment plants. 2. Bureau of Facilities Programs
(a) Associate Commissioner for Facilities Programs.-The Associate Commissioner for Facilities Programs is responsible for developing and recommending to the Commissioner policies, plans, and programs pertaining to construc tion facilities and demonstration grants directed toward water pollution control. He coordinates and directs the provision of technical advice and guidance to those personnel in the regions who administer the construction grants program for waste treatment facilities and conduct technical review and evaluation of Federal installations waste treatment facilities; directs and coordinates the technical review, evaluation, and approval of applications for demonstration grants and contracts; keeps the Commissioner advised on program status and pending problems of major significance; and, as appropriate, represents his area of concern in relations with individuals and organizations outside the Department. The Divisions under his direction and their major functions are described below.
(6) Division of Facilities Construction Programs.—This Division plans and coordinates a national program of grants for the construction of municipal waste treatment works in accordance with the determined needs and availability of funds; develops policies, plans, and procedures for reviewing and approving grant projects; maintains surveillance and review of regional office construction grant operations; makes recommendations to the Commissioner on specific grant applications which were not approved by the regional offices; cooperates with the Division of Technical Services in the collection and analysis of technical data and the evaluation of water pollution control progress attributable to federally aided projects; develops plans and programs for the review and evaluation of the adequacy of proposals for new waste treatment facilities at Federal installations; and insures that all plans and programs for review of proposals for waste treatment facilities include consideration of such water quality standards as may have been set for the involved waters.
(C) Division of Facilities Demonstration Grants.—This Division plans and administers a program of grants and contracts for the demonstration of new or improved methods of controlling the discharge of untreated or inadequately treated waste from sewers which carry storm water or both storm water and sewage or other waste. In this capacity, the Division evaluates applications on the basis of program objectives ; obtains technical analyses (to include consideration of the water quality standards in involved waters) of applications from internal and, as necessary, external groups; makes grants and contract awards; makes or arranges for on-site inspection of projects during construction to insure that project specifications are followed; evaluates the efficacy of completed projects in obtaining the projected results; prepares and disseminates information on the results of demonstration projects; fully coordinates the
administration of the program with other elements of the Administration; and evaluates and reports on the overall effectiveness of the program. 3. Bureau of Cooperation and Enforcement
(a) Office of the Associate Commissioner for Cooperation and Enforcement.The Associate Commissioner for Cooperation and Enforcement is responsible for developing and recommending to the Commissioner policies, plans, priorities, and programs pertaining to interstate enforcement, promulgation of regulations on water quality standards, Federal installations pollution abatement, and interstate cooperation. He coordinates and supervises staff activities related to these functions, reviews and evaluates the activities under his cognizance; keeps the Commissioner informed on program status and pending problems of major significance; and as appropriate, represents the Secretary and the Commissioner in proceedings and conferences pertaining to enforcement and standards. The Divisions under his direction and their major functions are described below.
(b) Division of Federal and Interstate Cooperation.—This Division promulgates regulations and procedures to implement the Federal cooperation provisions of the Federal Water Pollution Act, as amended, and applicable Executive orders and directives; negotiates, as required, with headquarter elements of Federal agencies when cooperation is not obtained ; reviews the overall Federal installations program and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner; plans and conducts, in close coordination with the Bureau of Research and Development and other concerned headquarters bureaus and in cooperation with the appropriate regional office, conferences involving the setting or revising of water quality standards, promulgates regulations on water quality standards on the basis of technical content developed by the Bureau of Research and Development and pertinent conference proceedings; promotes and develops interstate compacts and improved State laws; reviews State water statutes and pending legislation ; and disseminates pertinent information the Administration.
(C) Division of Enforcement.--This Division establishes priorities for the initiation of enforcement actions; in close coordination with the Division of Enforcement Services, Bureau of Technical Programs, establishes objectives and guidelines for the studies and investigations necessary to support local enforcement actions; evaluates instances of pollution and recommends whether Federal action is warranted; plans and conducts, in close cooperation with the concerned regional office, interstate enforcement conferences; monitors actions taken by responsible parties under a remedial schedule; and recommends and furnishes legal support for further Federal action, where warranted. 4. Bureau of Research and Development
(a) Office of the Associate Commissioner for Research and Development.—The Associate Commissioner for Research and Development is responsible for developing and recommending to the Commissioner policies, plans, and programs pertaining to research, development, and research and training grants activities of the Administration. He has primary staff responsibility for the development of water quality standards for all beneficial water uses, except human consumption, to include review, evaluation, and recommendation concerning standards proposed by State governments and other agencies. In the fulfillment of his responsibility, he insures a systematic and programmatic approach to all intramural and extramural research activities of the Administration. He coordinates the provision of technical advice and assistance to field elements and the review and evaluation of research and development activities; keeps the Commissioner informed on program status and pending problems of major significance; represents and promotes water pollution control research in relations with public and private research groups and organizations and the scientific community in general; and provides direct supervision over the Cincinnati National Water Research Laboratory, the two National Water Quality Research Laboratories, and the scientific information storage and retrieval activities of the Bureau. The Divisions under his direction and their functions are described below.
(6) Division of Basic Research.—This Division develops plans and programs for all intramural basic research activities of the Administration ; provides technical guidance to field activities involved in basic research; performs technical review and evaluation of the basic research program and informs the Associate Commissioner of significant accomplishments and problem areas; and maintains liaison with environmental health research activities in the Public Health Service.